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Your Social Security number isn’t suspended. Ever.

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A caller says that he’s from the government and your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended. He sounds very professional. So you should do exactly what he says to fix things…right?

Wrong.

The FTC has gotten reports about scammers trying to trick people out of their personal information by telling them that they need to “reactivate” their supposedly “suspended” SSNs. The scammers say the SSN was suspended because of some connection to fraud or other criminal activity. They say to call a number to clear it up – where they’ll ask you for personal information.

Thing is, Social Security numbers do not get suspended. This is just a variation of a government imposter scam that’s after your SSN, bank account number, or other personal information. In this variation of the scheme, the caller pretends to be protecting you from a scam while he’s trying to lure you into one.

Here are a few tips to protect yourself:

  • Never give out or confirm personal information over the phone, via email or on a website until you’ve checked out whoever is asking you for it.
  • Do not trust a name, phone number, or email address just because it seems to be connected with the government. Con artists use official-sounding names and may fake caller ID or email address information to make you trust them. Besides, the government normally contacts people by postal mail.
  • Contact government agencies directly, using telephone numbers and website addresses you know to be legitimate.

If someone has tried to steal your personal information by pretending to be from the government, report it to the FTC.

 

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Yes I got two one was 18775275754
Then the other was 18775312700.

Got another call from 1 800 743 0918 recorded message saying that my SSN has been suspended. Getting really tired of all the stupid calls

There was a robotic woman's voice calling through the number +12347598116 repeating that the Inspector General of the SSA had suspended my number for no reason and it was their final warning (no calls previously).

So +12347598116 is a scam robocall number.

Just received this call from 1-816-821-0365
Kansas City Mo

I got the same call twice today. CallApp caller ID says they're spoofing from the actual SSA office. Middle eastern man answers the phone, asks what he can do for me, then says he's suspending my ssn. So I laughed hysterically. He makes an empty threat, and I hang up on him. Strange thing is, he has my actual name.

THANK YOU everyone for posting. Very helpful. My call from male robot voice telling me to press 1 because my SS# had been suspended for suspicious activity was from 1-813-474-9898.

So I just recieved a call from tennessee with a number that goes +16156579058. I received the same type of message but I have never really experienced this , so I actually did click one, a guy spoke and asked for my name.....I dont know why I actually went and said my name, but after I said it, he hung up......I dont know what a name alone could do but should I be worried? Only the name was given out

My dad gave his name also, same situation as you. They can get that info very easy by just your phone number. Don’t think you two have to worry. NEVER give out any information

Just got a call from (866) 887-8997. Told me to press 1 as well. I did and they answered / heard some yelling and I hung up. Glad I found this site.

This was the message left on my VM and the number was from Tennessee. ‭+1 (615) 657-9051‬ “This call is from the Department of Social Security administration and the reason you have received this phone call from our department is to inform you that we just suspend your Social Security number because found some _⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_⁠_ about this case just press one thank you…”

Just received a call from 1-615-657-9059 (Tennessee), I let it goes to my voicemail. The caller left a message similar to many of comment display here.

6156572258 from ashland city

I just got a call about the same today from + +0000000000 number and then I asked them for a number for me to call back and I thought it was a scam but had not read up about it. The guy on the other side with a thick accent said it’s the number that he called from and then pretty much hung up. Hopefully they will leave me alone now!!

Add 1 (615) 657-5258 to the growing list of scammers. Got a robo-message claiming my SS number had been suspended due to fraudulent activity. Have no idea how these jerks get away with this.

The samething happened to me twice two times the fake social scerity leaving a voicemail

346-285-7608 I got called 3 times today from this number to tell me my ssn was suspended. I have been called in the past from a different number which I blocked so now they call from the above number. Very annoying. Something needs to be done about these scam calls.

Was given a legitimate Social Security number to call back. Told me that my number was being stopped because of strange activity. Was asked my name but then they hung up. I called the number they gave which was a legitimate number. 18774053568

Add 877 242 5882 and 877 965 7520 to the Scam numbers.

Appears I rec’d one of these calls today and they left a message! First clue is they called at 7am LOL ( perhaps scammers need class in time zones)
Secondly, SSN don’t get suspended!
Sad thing is these crooks could get ahold of someone elderly or not knowledgeable in this and then mess up their credit etc
The number is “ unknown” so reporting it is not an option!

‭+1 (877) 803-6146‬ They just called about my so called suspended SSN. Block the number !

I received a robocall from (619)329-3418 out of California stating SSN is suspended and federal lawsuit is being filed. Then I was supposed to "press 1" to get further info about the charges. I did not "press 1" but hung up immediately. Total scam.

215-695-6516 called to say my social was suspended. Total fraud block them

Got one today. 15125226443. Said mine was suspended for illegal activities. Knew right away it was a scam.

I got several scam calls for this today. Here are the numbers:
(281)739-6495
(877)424-8638
and several "Unknown Caller"s
Not sure where should I report the numbers though.

My mom got a call today with this Social Security Scam. The number is coming from Compton,Ca. I Google searched the number and another person posted the recording on YouTube for people to be aware of this.

Call suspended my ssn to unspecified on it call this number .
Ssn never get suspended..

Same call 8032055332, blocked them

I just received a robo call 6/27/19 from 281-493-1432 Houston TX saying my SS# has been suspended due to suspicious activity. Press 1 to find out more. I blocked the contact

I just received a call from a robo caller i was hoping to speak to someone so i could talk smack because i know a social security is never suspended its crazy how scammers are all over the place sad thing is that they are very good and alot of people caugh up their information .

Please stop the spam!!! You have the power to regulate this spam. It has picked up over the last year.

281 845 9853 tried to call and say it was going to suspend my ssn due to fraudulent activity

June 17, 2019. Just got the call twice. Computer generated voice to call back to fix the problem. "Not gonna do it." :)

(281) 547-5451

I received a phone call from this number (‭+800 2710860‬) saying my SSN was suspended. I hung up right away because it was very suspicious to me.

I have received 5 calls so far this morning with the same SSN scam, from same #510-112-7901. Never answered, so far two messages and three hang ups. Blocking this number from phone!

I received repeated calls trying to perpetrate this scam from (510) 112-7903.

The phone number they use is 1-424-387-0134 they have tried calling me several times they left a voice mail and I checked before calling back don't pick up comes up as a hidden number

I recently received a call from Pakistan 1(484)821-6785 saying you social going to be suspended moreover I didn’t understand their accent also the used voice record as government. He asked me for the last 4 digit of the social security and I didn’t answered it because was very suspicious. I asked him for his full name where is his location and then he hang the phone and now that number is restricted.

I have just received 8 phone calls within the past 6 hours. They are relentless! I'm glad I found this article, so I can keep ignoring them!

I recieved 2 calls today from 1-800-772-1212 and 1-800-021-9225 that my social security was suspended due to suspicious activity. I pressed 1 to speak with the representative and I asked him if it was a scam and first of all he had an Indian accent and he was mad that i called him a scammer then i hung up. I will not be falling for this trap. I will be calling the social security office and filing a complaint or report. This is outrageous.

I just received a call today:This case just press one thank you this call is from the Department of Social Security administration the reason you have received this phone call from our department is to inform you that we just suspend your Social Security number because we found some suspicious activity so if you want to know about this case just press one thank you…” this was the number :855-939-3245 I just ignored it...

i got a call today saying my ss#was going to be discontinued** suspended.. that its showed suspicious activity??? and a warrent would be issued to me unless i fixed it?!?! i wouldnt give any information and he hung up?? the # was (727)852-1649 .

got a called today. automated system from 310-620-7813 stating that my social security number has been suspended due to illegal activity/

+1 646-358-4485 called saying my ssn was blocked due to fraudulant activity.

Just got this voicemail: (this is what the vm transcription caught)
“That we just suspend your Social Security number because we found some suspicious activity so if you want to know about this case just press one thank you this call is from the Department of social security administration the reason you have received his phone call from our department is to inform you that we just suspend your Social Security number because we found some suspicious activity so if you want to know about this case just press one thank you…”
the number was (646)358-6685

Just got 2 calls an hour apart from (510) 112-7901. Automated message that my SSN is suspended, "press 1 for more information."

I have been getting spam called all day, it's July 4th and I know for a fact that government agencies are closed today. The same number has been calling me every 5 to 15 minutes. It's (501) 112 7901, I would really like to not receive any more calls from this scammer.

Two times in the past hour:
866-762-1433
866-363-7042

1 (510) 112-7903
Claim that your social security number has been “cancelled” because of “suspicious activity” and instructed to dial “1” do get more information. Multiple calls / day
Obviously do NOT follow instructions

Recent call from - 646-593-8974
Sounds like an electronic voice asking for my SSN because of a suspension of the number and Press 1 - thank you...

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